6th May 2005
The table below shows the final polls and the estimates made of the outcome of the General Election by members of the British Polling Council (BPC).
Collectively, these polls are the most accurate predictions ever made of the outcome of any British General Election. As can be seen from the table no estimate was, on average, more than 1.5% adrift from the final outcome, and every individual estimate was within 2% of the result for each party.
NOTE. Polls conducted wholly or partly since Monday 2nd have been included in the table. The accuracy of each estimate is shown by the use of average error, being the average of the percentage differences between these four estimates and the final result.
- Nick Sparrow (ICM) 020-7436 3114
- Andrew Cooper (Populus) 020-7253 9465